Economist Bill Emmons: It’s a Lot Tougher To Be Young These Days

William "Bill" Emmons, the lead economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, talks with the Casey Foundation about household income and wealth and the roles that race, age and education play in shaping family savings, debts and assets. Emmons also explains how changes in the economy have made it harder for young adults and families to build wealth in America today.

September 25, 2018

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LEAP Partners Help Youth Build Financial Skills on Path to Success

Many young people — especially those who’ve experienced systems of care and homelessness — have missed out on opportunities to earn, spend and save their own money or even receive guidance on financial decisions. Filling this information and experience gap is a key component of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential initiative.

September 12, 2018

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Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 4, 2017

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The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

December 4, 2017

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Report Identifies Ways to Bolster Financial Coaching

Funders can maximize the potential of the growing field of financial coaching by investing in strategies to make the practice more inclusive and diverse; increase the use of web-based coaching tools; and improve data collection and outcome measurement, a new report finds.

June 13, 2017

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Business Ownership Key to Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap

A new Casey-funded report from the Aspen Institute highlights key research and recent data on the connection between business ownership and wealth for Latinos and African Americans, and provides recommendations to address the challenges entrepreneurs of color face in starting and growing their firms.

February 28, 2017

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